Adoption & Permanency

children and families

Our adoption program functions as a full-service adoption agency. Permanent homes for children are provided, and comprehensive adoption services are offered to all participants of the adoption process. The program offers adoption groups, adoptive parent training, adoptive family profiles, birth parent and adoptee searches, birth parent counseling advocacy, international agency clients, networking, placement services, post- placement supervision, USCIS assistance, and post finalization services for adoptive families.  For additional information, please contact Debbie Judy at


Family Focus

 Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) are interactive, relationship based, therapeutic services designed to help parents care for their children with serious mental health problems at home to prevent hospitalization or other out-of-home placements.  These services are designed to work with the whole family to reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization, enhance parenting skills that will enable parents to confidently care for their children in the home, stabilize the home environment and keep the family together, and empower families to maintain progress independent of service providers. FBMHS are provided at no cost to the families who participate. For additional information, please contact,  Conor Scullin at  

JumpStart Day Care

 At our daycare, we provide an environment that kids will enjoy while learning new skills, making new friends, and preparing for school. Activities are built into the daily routine so the staff can focus on the age appropriate skills while aiding in the development of self-control, self-esteem, and independence. Our early learning program also encourages sensory awareness, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, communication skills, listening skills, cognitive skills, and learning sign language. We are a Level Four Keystone Stars Daycare. For additional information, please contact  Dottie Quillen at

What is a Level Four Keystone Stars Daycare?

Family Life Education

 The Family Life Education Program (FLEP) focuses on providing families and individuals with the tools they need to help their children thrive. Our programs present user-friendly resources that blend scientific, evidence-based research with practical, common sense wisdom from the field. Our educators will work to improve life skills to, then, improve family function. Services such as Parenting Made Simple, Teen Parenting Made Simple, Life Skills, Grandparent Support Groups, Injection Drug Outreach, and Anger Management all work to improve self- esteem and confidence in children and families. For additional information, please contact  Sonia Boatwright at 

Anger Management

 Anger Management is part of our Family Life Education Program. We teach individuals how to safely and effectively manage their anger. We cover the understanding of anger as an emotion, what angers us, anger triggers, problem solving, and role playing. We also provide a supportive environment for group members to help each other cope and encourage growth. Sonia, the director of Family Life, is the only Anger Management specialist in Mercer County certified through NAMA, and we are very lucky to have her! For more information, please contact Sonia Boatwright at

Safe Kids

Are you in need of a car seat, safety gate or crib? Safe Kids at Children's Aid Society can help! We have information on car seat and crib safety, and we do car seat checks to make sure your kids are as safe as possible. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats decrease the risk of fatal injury by 71% among infants, 54% among toddlers, and 45% among children 4 through 8. It is also important to remember winter coats in car seats can be dangerous for your child. Visit the link below to learn more and keep your kids safe this winter! For additional information, contact Kayla Emery at

Coats & Car Seats

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